What's New: AV Technology
Jan 1, 2008 12:00 PM, By Laura Dixon and Eric Melin
To add additional outlets to an existing patented Parallel Delivery unit, Richard Gray's Power Company (RGPC) has designed the 1RU RGPC Extender Pro. It delivers high current on demand to connected components with minimal loss. Also out is the 600 RM Pro (pictured), which is designed for situations where space is at a premium and contains a 6000W parallel choke engineered to fit into a 2RU space. The 600 RM Pro also features six commercial-grade Hubbell outlets on its back panel and a convenience outlet on the front. Both feature 12V triggers for conveniently turning switched outlets on and off.
▪ Richard Gray's Power Company | www.richardgrayspowercompany.com
Kramer Electronics FC-47 and FC-48 convert between HDMI and DVI as well as digital audio signal formats. The FC-47 outputs HDMI signals as digital DVI signals on a DVI-I connector and an S/PDIF audio signal on an RCA connector. The FC-48 outputs an HDMI signal by combining a digital DVI signal on a DVI-I connector with an S/PDIF audio signal on an RCA connector. Both converters support 20 PC resolutions from VGA (640×480) at 60Hz to UXGA (1600×1200) at 60Hz. Both models are compatible with HDMI 1.1 signals at up to 1.65Gbps with HDCP 1.0 compatibility.
▪ Kramer Electronics | www.kramerus.com
The industrial design of the Nova-series projector mount from Premier Mounts focuses on a smooth, aesthetically pleasing hourglass shape. Designed specifically for small-form-factor projectors weighing up to 65lbs., the Nova series uses patent-pending SpiroLock technology to secure the projector. The SpiroLock technology uses a powerful torsion spring mechanism that automatically twists into place to provide a solid, secure interface in a matter of seconds. Available in three models, the universal projector mount suits a wide range of applications including home theaters, corporate environments, and the hospitality industry.
▪ Premier Mounts | www.premiermounts.com
The new MDC-MK4 downconverter from FSR is the next generation of low-cost, high-performance downconverters, featuring four inputs with automatic input resolution detection and support for computer resolutions up to 2048×2048 and HDTV resolutions to 1080p. The converter is perfect for churches, schools, hotels, and other installations that need to convert high-resolution computer images to any television standard.
▪ FSR | www.fsrinc.com
The Wisdom Audio SC-1 system controller integrates Audyssey MultEQ XT software to optimize performance of the company's new Sage-series high-end architectural and in-room audio systems. Wisdom Audio claims that the Audyssey MultEQ XT is the first technology to properly measure sound information throughout a listening area and combine this information to accurately represent the acoustical problems in the room. Then, MultEQ XT calculates an equalization solution that corrects for both time and frequency-response problems in every seat. The implementation of the SC-1 system controller incorporates MultEQ XT technology in a 7.3-channel in, 14.3-channel out, biamped configuration.
▪ Wisdom Audio | www.wisdomaudio.com
With the addition of six new models of expanded WACI NX controllers, Aurora Multimedia now claims the most extensible IP-based control system in the market. The recent release of the NX-pand port expansion module and the NX-DAP digital audio player has given Aurora the elements needed to offer eight master-controller configurations. The specific control requirements of a system design determine the correct WACI NX configuration. Designers simply tally the control ports needed, then combinations of serial, relay, I/O, and IR ports can be assembled to provide total control of all aspects of a centrally located system.
▪ Aurora Multimedia | www.auroramultimedia.com
The new TecNec RE-TOSBL female-to-female TOSLINK Barrel D-series chassis-mount connector is designed to mount in a standard D-style punch. Using this common footprint ensures easy use with many of the prefabricated wallplates and panels on the market today. Add to this TecNec's inhouse custom metal-shop capabilities, and the connector can be added in virtually any application where high-quality, chassis-mount TOSLINK feed-through connectors are required.
▪ TecNec | www.tecnec.com
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